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Redistricting Information

Population shift requires Board of Trustee district boundaries to be redrawn

Because of Lamar CISD’s dramatic population growth between 2000 and 2010, federal law requires that the boundaries be redrawn for Board of Trustee voting districts.

The Voting Rights Act says single-member districts, like those in Lamar CISD, must be redrawn if the federal census indicates a deviation of 10 percent or more between the most populated district and the least populated district. Lamar CISD is divided into seven single-member districts, and the residents of each district elect one Board member.

A series of public hearings were held (10/11 & 10/23) so that community members could learn about proposed boundaries and provide input. On November 15, 2012, Trustees voted and approved the proposed map below. Lamar CISD submitted the boundary proposal to the Department of Justice for final approval.

The new district boundaries were effective for the May 2013 Trustee election. Districts 1, 2, 3 and 6 were up for election in 2013; Districts 4, 5 and 7 are up for election in 2015.